Okkervil River shine at ‘American Songbook’

"Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series kicked off this past Wednesday (2/1) and continued on Friday (2/3) with a performance from indie rock group Okkervil River. The act, led by current…

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Nile Rodgers teases biographical musical | BrooklynVegan Pics

The famed record producer, CHIC guitarist and disco icon hosted two events at Joe's Pub that were less about music performance and more about his musical legacy. Source: Nile Rodgers…

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Seu Jorge Covered David Bowie at Town Hall in NYC (Photos)

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Seu Jorge shared a part of himself on stage at Town Hall on November 12th 2016 and he also honored a late music legend. The Brazilian artist was touring solo behind songs he performed for the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and so the stage was set accordingly. And Jorge wore the pale blue colors, red cap and team Zissou patch reppin’ the film during his performance (some of his assistants wore t-shirts that said “unpaid intern”). But of course, Jorge’s songs in the film are all covers of David Bowie songs, in Portuguese, and they have a different poignancy when stripped down and sung in a foreign tongue (at least to me). Notably before “Life on Mars”, Jorge spoke about how Bowie’s passing on Jan 12th of this year was followed by the passing of his own father the next day. Part of his tribute is captured in a video I recorded (below).

Jorge’s show was presented by the World Music Institute (WMI) and (le) Poisson Rouge and they are doing it again December 11th at Town Hall. Tix may still be available. Check out photos of the event (his second night of the two November shows) after the jump.

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Prophets of Rage + Awolnation at Barclays Center (Photos)

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Over the summer I got to take pics of Prophets of Rage (who “Prophets Of Rage combines the sonic firepower of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill”) and one of the openers Awolnation for Japanese publication rockin’on (RO69) back on August 27th 2016 at Barclays Center. Akemi’s interview / piece went up after the election and you can find it here. The Awolnation pics weren’t to be part of the article and most of the pics of Prophets of Rage weren’t posted so I wanted to share the best of the bunch here now. I do wish Prophets of Rage had been more outspoken politically on stage, but at least I got to hear so many great Rage Against the Machine songs live. Check out a ton of photos after the jump.

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EDM Lovers Go Wild at Electric Zoo 2016

On Saturday at Electric Zoo Wild Island, Steve Aoki's record label Dim Mak celebrated its twentieth anniversary with a stage dedicated to its artists (including 3Lau and Rain Man). Aoki…

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Radiohead’s Sublime Return to New York City

Radiohead performed Creep in New York City for a lucky 15,000 people (give or take). Source: Radiohead's Sublime Return to New York City (MSG Photos) | PopMatters

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